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Holiday Special 1979
This Holiday Special should probably be retitled as
"Brian Walker's Frankie Stein Holiday Special"
it features a whopping-great 26 page strip drawn by
"Frankie Stein - Time traveller" unspools
in four parts.
Professor Cube wants rid of his not-so marvellous
mechanical son, so he builds him very own time
machine. But as usual, Frankie fudges things, and both
he and his Dad take a timetrip back to the Wild West,
on to meet some pirates, then way-y-y back to the
Needless to say, things don't go as planned and both
Frankie and the Professor find themselves back in 1979,
very much as they started!
Although Brian walker holds the pen throughout the strip,
it's Robert Nixon who provides the extra-special centre-page
giveaway. It's a magnificent full-colour Frankie Stein
that simply appears, unbilled, in the heart of the comic.
And it's a beauty (You can check it out for yourself
the pull-out poster
Why on earth wasn't this trumpeted on the cover?
Elsewhere, inbetween Frankie's tale, some "Whoopee!"
stars and a bunch of reprinted strips, Ian Knox
"Monster Movie Makers" run amok, and Alan
gives us six pages of "Computer Cop". That
known as "Clayton" also presents us with a
of "Monster Mirth"...
But make no mistake, this is Frankie's special. One
of his very best, in fact...
Featured strips: Puzzles
Computer Cop Fantom
- Time Traveller
The Ghost Train Spot
Ghoul Guides Frankie
Gook - TV Spook
Monkey Nutts Joke
Monster Movie Makers Monster
4 - Frankie
2 - Gook
- TV Spook